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British English: /əˈtak/
American English: /əˈtæk/

Translation of attack in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Military, Sport)
    on contre
    (unprovoked, criminal) against, on contre
    on the attack
    à l'attaque
    to come under attack
    être attaqué
    from par
    être l'objet de critiques virulentes
    from de la part de
    to leave oneself open to attack
    s'exposer à la critique
    to feel under attack to mount ou launch an attack on something
    s'attaquer à quelque chose
  • 2 (Medicine) (of chronic illness) to have an attack of flu
    attraper la grippe
    to have an attack of hiccups to have an attack of giggles
    être pris d'un fou rire

transitive verb

  • 1 (gen) (Medicine, Military, Sport)
    (person, enemy, position)
    (criminally) (victim)
    [figurative] (book, idea, policy)


attack is the best form of defence

l'attaque est la meilleure défense

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